Travis Beck: “Design with Native Plants"
Lecture, Wine & Cheese Reception, Book Signing, Green Building Tours
Travis Beck is Director of Horticulture at the astonishingly beautiful Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware, home to more than 1,000 species of native plants, many of which are threatened by extinction. A landscape architect with a Masters in Horticulture, Travis oversees the care and evolution of 582 acres of native plant gardens, landscaped grounds, and natural lands. Prior to Mt. Cuba, he worked at the New York Botanical Garden, managing large landscape design & construction projects. Travis’s much-lauded book, "Principles of Ecological Landscape Design", applies current scientific thinking to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. Travis shares the concept that in all landscapes human and natural processes combine, thus successful, sustainable landscapes result when we align our efforts with natural processes. Such landscapes flourish without constant care, and support life within and beyond their boundaries. A network of landscapes, built piece by piece, could serve our needs, restore ecological function, conserve biodiversity, and be a delight to inhabit. Join us March 5 at the lovely beachside Chesapeake Bay Foundation for Travis’s talk “Design with Natives”, a wine & cheese reception, a book signing, silent auction and tours of the world-famous Phillip Merrill Center green building! All proceeds fund community greening grants for schools and non-profit community organizations in Anne Arundel County.
Date & Time
- March 5, 2017
- 2:00PM - 5:00PM